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South Korea says its deadly MERS outbreak may have peaked
South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country.
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President Ma Ying-jeou convened a meeting of the National Security Council on Friday to heighten the nation's alert level and threat response in light of the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea.
Three more cases of measles were confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署), yesterday, adding to the total number of diagnoses in a case of group infections starting from the Ever Rich Duty Free Shop in Neihu, according to CDC officials.
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
A Taiwanese businessman who returned from China last week has been infected with rubella, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday warned of the growing enterovirus threat as more people were infected with the disease in the past week.
A total of 110 processed products from livestock in outlying Kinmen County have been barred from entering Taiwan in the wake of its foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Saturday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned Thursday of a growing enterovirus threat, saying that Taiwan could see a significant enterovirus outbreak in the coming weeks.
As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned the public Friday to stay on the alert as the seasonal flu could rise during the Tomb Sweeping Festival weekend April 3-6 as more people travel to visit their families or go on vacation.
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